A MAN who punched another in an unprovoked attack in the city centre a year ago has been offered a chance to rehabilitate.

Brinsley Allen, 24, of Crawford Avenue, Odsal, admitted a charge of actual bodily harm to Akram Ulhaq the day before he was due to stand trial.

The offence occurred around 7pm on May 20 last year after Allen was driving behind Mr Ulhaq in Cheapside, Bradford.

Prosecuting barrister Austin Newman told Bradford Crown Court that Allen had indicated to Mr Ulhaq to pull over, claiming he had “cut him up” in the car.

Both men and their passengers got out of the cars and Allen produced a wooden mallet from his boot.

“He used it in a threatening, aggressive manner before returning it to his car. He then continued to goad the complainant into a fist fight. The actions were captured on CCTV,” said Mr Newman.

He said Mr Ulhaq was persuaded to walk round the corner near Upper Piccadilly and Manor Row where there was no CCTV and Allen hit him with a single blow and causing him to hit his head on a wall.

Sentencing, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall told Allen.

“I don’t think you are a bad lad but what you did was daft. I think we can resolve this stupidity”

Allen was given a 12 month community order to include a thinking skills and rehabilitation programme and 80 hours unpaid work.